Archive for June 26, 2009

artlocal 21 Presents: A Night of Poetry Readings

I’ll be reading under Cassandra Cronenberg-Hunter’s Banner of artlocal 21 tomorrow night (Saturday, June 27) at The Department Gallery Mainspace (1389 Dundas Street West between Dovercourt and Dufferin). The Doors open at 6 pm and Sam Cheuk will be hosting. Here’s the full line-up:

7 pm – Sandy Pool
8 pm – Jim Johnstone
9 pm – Al Moritz

I’m truly thrilled to be reading with both Sandy and Al, and am grateful to Sam for setting this up. He’s practically my pimp.

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June 26, 2009 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

bpNichol Chapbook Award Winners

I’d like to congratulate the winners of the 2009 bpNichol Chapbook Award: Gary Barwin (Inverting the Deer) and Sandra Ridley (Lift: Ghazals for C). It’s strange to me how little press surrounds this award – I was hard pressed to find any mention of the winners online when I returned from cottaging this week. The organizers have done a wonderful job of increasing the annual prize money ($1000 each to the winners), which actually equals what is given out to Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Winners for the best first-book of Canadian Poetry. 

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Also, check out Ray Hsu on EC’s Desk Space this week. Ray kicks ass.

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June 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment


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